Historical Events In 1976
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Aug 09 On this day in history clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan
Aug 09 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65 in the year 1976.
Aug 09 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth in the year 1976.
Aug 10 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies in the year 1976.
Aug 11 Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami in the year 1976.
Aug 12 First approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise on this day in history.
Aug 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies on this day in history.
Aug 13 In the year 1976 an HU-16 Albatross, the Navy's last operational seaplane made its final water landing in Pensacola Bay
Aug 15 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.
Aug 16 On this day in history beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
Aug 16 In the year 1976 in the Mindanao area of the Philippines, a 7.9 earthquake occurred near the west coast of Mindanao, about 950 kilometers south of Manila. A tsunami was generated in the Moro Gulf causing considerable damage and loss of life. It is estimated that the earthquake and tsunami killed 5,000 to 8,0000 people
Aug 17 Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63 in the year 1976.
Aug 18 USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon on this day in history.
Aug 19 On this day in history alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
Aug 19 On this day in history pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention
Aug 20 On this day in history phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
Aug 21 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies in the year 1976.
Aug 22 In the year 1976 juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
Aug 24 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1976.
Aug 24 On this day in history soyuz 21 returns to Earth
Aug 25 In the year 1976 eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
Aug 26 Lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88 in the year 1976.
Aug 27 In the year 1976 british MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud
Aug 29 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18 in the year 1976.
Aug 30 In the year 1976 tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show
Aug 30 On this day in history uSS Oriskany, the last of the Essex-class attack carriers, was decommissioned at San Francisco and placed in the mothball fleet. Oriskany saw extensive action in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Aug 31 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81 in the year 1976.
Sep 01 In the year 1976 nASA launches space vehicle S-197
Sep 01 Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray) on this day in history.
Sep 03 In the year 1976 the unmanned NASA spacecraft Viking Two makes a successful Mars landing to begin its mission of sending color photos back to Earth.
Sep 03 In the year 1976 the US spacecraft Viking 2 successfully lands on Mars
Sep 05 In the year 1976 a E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
Sep 06 In the year 1976 russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet, many smiles in the US
Sep 07 In the year 1976 uS courts find George Harrison guilty of plagarism (He's So Fine)